Friday, July 20, 2012

Apollo 11 + 43

Landing zone
Shanghai, China
May 2012
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I read somewhere that 43 years isn't a nice, even anniversary like 50, 45 or 40. Yet, still, it's a milestone, an opportunity to stop and wonder why the day is significant in the first place. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon's Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969, and in doing so set a standard for the generation. Whatever year it may be, it's worth remembering.

On a day when the world absorbed news of an unimaginable mass murder at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, it seemed appropriate to think back to another day in history when achievement, not depravity, ruled.

1 comment:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I agree, the number is not what should be noted but the quality of what was achieved... The uncomplicated is always best..What happened in Colorado is the result of a person who needed help... Whether it was upbringing, chemical make up or just how society has changed...I think society can turn a deaf ear to issues too easily...